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'Have you heard of Barbara Dane?' Since we received Hot Jazz, Cool Blues, and Hard Hitting Songs from Smithsonian Folkways in March, that's a question I've been asking everyone. And I mean everyone: my dad, music industry folks, volunteers, listeners, etc. 

At 91, she's more than willing to tell her story of activism, how society has changed over the years, and MUSIC. Take some time to get to know the woman, the legend, Barbara Dane.

Hear to the interview below.

Mur Gilman is passionate about living an active life and encouraging others to do so, too.  She's helped organize Bemidji's Loop the Lake Festival since its inception more than five years ago.  This Saturday, Loop the Lake organizers expect around 1,000 bicyclists to cruise the 17 miles around Lake Bemidji while enjoying entertainment and snacks along the way.  Mur stopped by the morning show to tell us more about the event.

Northern Community Radio

Max and Bertha Pumpkin rolled in from Nova Scotia to offer some advice on growing the giant pumpkins planted at Northern Community Radio's Grand Rapids studio. You have to listen to believe it! One thing is clear: baby giant pumpkin plants experience a growth spurt whenever you pledge to the "You Dig" summer membership drive. Call 800/662-5799 or pledge online at KAXE dot org.

It's Tuesday and that means it's time to talk nature.  Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer puts together a report of the subtle and not so subtle changes he's noticed in the past week and he shares those observations with our listeners.  This week's report includes reports from John's property and a walk about at a cedar swamp.  Ferms, blue flag wild irises, buttercups, orchids, and a lesson on how to tell the difference between male and female jack and the pulpits.  Take a listen to hear the whole report. 

Sarah MacRostie via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We're pretty bonkers about nature here at KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio.  We look forward to Tuesday because it's the  day we set aside to really dig into what is happening climate-wise around the listening area.  Our Phenology Talkback segment is the time of the week when we reflect on nature observations made by folks across the region.  They email us or leave voicemails on our talkback line (218.999.9876) expressing questions and comments about what they are noticing out in nature.  These Phenology help us tell the cli

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